Most everyone knows that motor oil is the lifeblood of an automobile engine,
but few realize the benefits of using synthetic oil in lieu of regular
oil. This article explains the advantages of synthetic oil.
While synthetic oils are much better at protecting your engine from wear than
regular oils, there is a downside - they are also a lot more expensive. An oil
change with synthetic oil typically costs 3-4 times more than one with regular
oil. But in my opinion the massive costs associated with major engine work makes
using synthetic oil a very wise move.
- Synthetic oil maintains its viscosity (resistance to shear) at higher
temperatures which helps prevent wear on the moving engine parts.
- Synthetic oils do not get as thick as regular oils at lower temperatures.
This makes starting your vehicle on cold mornings a whole lot easier.
- Synthetic oil provides a "slicker" surface for moving parts which reduces
friction - the primary cause of wear.
- Synthetic oils last longer than regular oils.
About the Author:
Rick Rouse is the owner of RLROUSE Directory & Informational Resources.
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